The RTÉ Concert Orchestra will perform at a gala screening of 1926 film 'Irish Destiny' in the National Concert Hall, Dublin on Thursday, 16 March.

'Irish Destiny' is one of Ireland's greatest and most historically significant silent films.

Produced to mark the tenth anniversary of the Easter Rising, it is a love story pitted against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence.

It also features actual newsreel footage of the Black and Tans, the burning of Cork and the burning of Dublin's Customs House.

Believed lost for decades, 'Irish Destiny' was rediscovered in the early 1990s.

It has since been restored to its original glory and is about to be released on DVD by the Irish Film Institute.

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, under conductor Proinnsías Ó Duinn, will accompany the screening with a powerful new score specially commissioned from renowned Irish composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.

More information is available on the National Concert Hall website at: www.nch.ie

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